Alice J. (Sheets) Roussel

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Alice J. (Sheets) Roussel
1931 - 2018
JUNEAU, Alaska - In loving memory of Alice J. Roussel, 86, formerly of Augusta, who passed away on Feb. 26, 2018, at her home in Juneau.
Alice was born on July 6, 1931, in Elkhart, Ind., and was the daughter of Charles and Celia Sheets.
Alice graduated Elkhart High School in Elkhart, and shortly thereafter, entered military service with the Woman's Army Corps in Fort McClellan, Ala., with the 14th Army Band.
After a 20-year break to marry and raise two daughters, she then returned to finish her military career with the Maine Army National Guard as a publications clerk, and to proudly serve with the Maine State Honor Guard as the Maine State Bugler.
Never once did she play "Taps" that she didn't cry.
She always said, "It was the last honor we could bestow on someone who has given so much for their country."
Alice received numerous awards while with the Maine Army National Guard, including: the Meritorious Service Metal, three Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, as well as numerous other awards and honors.
Alice married the love of her life, Vincent Roussel, on April 16, 1983, and they lived in Augusta.
Alice's passions were her family, friends, and animals, including her parrot, Samantha.
Alice is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Celia Sheets; her daughter, Jeannette (Peterson) Morrison; and her husband, Vincent E. Roussel.
Alice is survived by her daughter, Cheryll M. Rowe; her son, Gerry Power; granddaughter, Jennifer Morrison; and great-grandchildren, Talyn, Chianna, and Meka.
It was Alice's request to have no funeral, but to have her ashes spread in her favorite place in Alaska.
A service with full military honors will take place in Maine at a later date.

Published in Central Maine on Apr. 1, 2018